“These DOCCS employees working under the color of law with a badge of authority from the State of New York, knowingly and maliciously engage in criminal activity with state sanctioned impunity from acting Commissioner of DOCCS, Anthony Annucci. And because there are no safeguard procedures in place to prevent this behavior, their lack of diversity training allows racism to run rampant. Discrimination, and racially motivated preconceived notions are, everyday occurrences.
These correctional facilities have become corruption factories, creating an underreported phenomenon known as institutional bullying because there are no consequences for anything these DOCCS employees say or do. Because of this inter-departmental bias against the prisoner population, these staff members have free range of motion to do as they please. This includes instigation (spreading propaganda about prisoners to other prisoners for the sole purpose of marking them for possible harm … especially if you don’t get along with staff ), fabricated reports, illegal deprivations, death threats, assaults by staff, staff antagonism, etc…
It’s been said that if you want to see how a country truly views their people, look at the conditions and circumstances within their prison. As a prisoner, I have endured the worst kind of treatment and it’s only getting worse. Who will guard the guards? Because the admin personnel down to the newest recruit all adhere to the same doctrines. This has created a very dangerous environment, especially in a facility like Mid-State C. F. Where there’s a history here of inmates dying from being viciously assaulted by security staff…..I’m asking for help. Not just for me, but for all who may not have a voice or may have been a victim due to their voice.”
We wanted to share the following letter from Ramsey Orta with our readers. You may remember Ramsey Orta as the young man that filmed the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. He has been in prison since 2016, constantly retaliated against by police officers and prison guards. In this letter, he details the horrendous conditions inside Mid-State Correctional Facility in upstate New York and implicates the entire correctional staff from the bottom all the way to the top.
Please read the letter to see how you can support.